About Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States.  Because of the timing of the birthdays of two very important individuals in the fight to end slavery, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Black History Week was originally slated for the second week in February in 1926.  In 1976, it was expanded to encompass the entire month of February to recognize the significant achievements made by the African-American community in all aspects of American society.

Upcoming Black History Month Events

Cup o' Justice Series

at 11:00 AM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Honoring the rich tradition of activism at the University of Iowa and in the surrounding community, the Chief Diversity Office presents Cup o’ Justice, a year-long series of discussions designed...

Upcoming Black History Events

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